Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defense Commission of the DPRK, guided the drill of the KPA ground, naval, air and anti-air forces for landing on an island.
Participating in the drill were combatants, artillery pieces of various calibers, combat ships including submarines, and formations of pursuit fighters, bombers and transport planes of units of the ground, naval, air and anti-air forces of the KPA.
He mounted an observation post and heard a report on the drill plan and issued an order to start the drill.
The moment it started the drill site looked like an active volcano.
Huge pillars of flames shot up from the island of the “enemies” in succession.
Watching the KPA forces successively pounding the “positions” through the well-organized coordinated operation as required by the modern warfare, he said it was possible to deal deadly blows at the enemies through initial strikes if the time for striking was properly fixed and fire was concentrated on them through prompt, accurate and united actions.
The deadly firepower strikes on the island were followed by infantrymen’s landing on the island and paratroopers’ action.
Watching them occupying the island at a lightning speed through a pair of binoculars, he said they were excellent and deserved to be called a-match-for-a-hundred fighters as they underwent intensive training day and night with the extraordinary awareness that a combat drill should be carried out as scheduled.
Signal flares arched across the sky reporting that the island has been completely put under control.
He noted with great satisfaction that the drill was successful as it met the requirements of the Juche-based war method.
He congratulated the participants in the drill on their success, reviewing combat ships aboard a warship.
He set forth important tasks which would serve as guidelines for further developing the People’s Army into the ever-victorious revolutionary armed forces.
The Marshal said:
“History proves that it is impossible to protect the destiny of the country and its people unless the army is bolstered up.”
He underscored the need to put more spurs to increasing the military strength which means the sovereignty of the country and the nation and the national power.
Calling on the KPA to intensify the training essential for augmenting the military strength, he instructed the commanding officers to thoroughly do away with formalistic, ready-made and stylish practices in training and steadily improve forms, contents and methods of training as required by the modern warfare.
He instructed them to frequently organize a similar drill in the future, always bearing in mind training means a battle.
He called on the whole army to defend the sky, land and seas of the socialist homeland as firm as an iron wall, watching every movement of the enemies with vigilance.
Recalling that the inviolable waters on the southwestern front of the country are exposed to frequent threat due to a handful of enemies and there was a dangerous incident in which the shells fired by them dropped in territorial waters of the DPRK some days ago, too, he said he took it very serious and he was closely watching them. He strongly warned that should the enemies repeat the wrong choice on the wrong day in the hotspot waters, he would make them regret bitterly for their action.
He was accompanied by KPA Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong So, director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, Army General Ri Yong Gil, chief of the KPA General Staff, and Army General Pyon In Son, first vice-chief of the KPA General Staff and director of its Operation Bureau.